User talk:Leda Bort
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Hello, Leda Bort, and welcome to Uncyclopedia. This is a wiki (a collection of pages anyone can edit). Words in blue are "links" and can be clicked to take you to another page. This wiki is for comedy. It pretends it's Wikipedia, but we make people laugh, not bore them. If you aren't interested in a fake encyclopedia but in fake news stories, we have UnNews, and there are other projects for scripts, lyrics, how-to guides, books, etc.
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- Hello and welcome! I read what you had on your user page (as every past version of every page is available under the History tab) and am enthused you liked your first moments here! Yes, a user page is to introduce yourself to us in whatever level of detail you wish, and no, you can't get in trouble for stuff you do in good faith. Some people also use their user pages for first drafts of possible Uncyclopedia articles; or you can create an article by any name in your userspace (as shown above in red) and work on it at your leisure. If you have any questions, type them below, following the guidelines set out above, and someone will see it and reply. 20:04 31-Oct-13
- PS--Great clean-up at War of 1812 (video game)! An Uncyclopedian who can spell! Imagine! 20:17 31-Oct-13
"Thanks again, this goes at the bottom, I think" leda bort 23:22, October 31, 2013 (UTC)
Leda, I've moved your reply to the bottom of the page, as is the custom here.22:40 31-Oct-13
edit Your response
I'm watching people (2) who messaged me, 'cause I haven't slept since finding .wikia and still haven't absorbed exactly where to answer politely or post "thank you". I hope I am not intruding by watching, sure you will let me know. Much to read! Wiki-huge culture, meet my limited brain intake. Lots to learn! Romartus and Spike: Thank you both for the gracious welcome messages and your patience as I find correct protocol.
- I don't know how you came to post that three times, but you're welcome! See "How to post to talk pages" in the ritual Welcome above for pointers! 22:40 31-Oct-13
- Wow! Looking at Special:RecentChanges, you did indeed make three separate edits of this page. I don't know why you got the impression that the first two attempts did not get in! 22:42 31-Oct-13
Utterly lost at top an bottom orientation and edit button placement seems not to be where post willend up. Will hunt for a primer when back again. Posting instructions very unclear from this noob's perspective (so far). leda bort 23:28, October 31, 2013 (UTC)
- Although "what you see is NOT what you get" when you type into an edit box, where you type it IS where it goes. You must use down-arrow or PgDn to go down to the bottom of the edit box in order to type your remarks at the bottom. I have never seen this particular lesson written down anywhere in the instructions; that could be a problem. When in doubt, press Preview (right next to Save at the bottom). This will show you how to page will look, without making your edit final. 23:40 31-Oct-13
I have given you the
autopatrolled flag, which keeps your edits from being flagged in the log of wiki activity as something that might require review. You won't see any difference...except a little something extra in your very next Uncyclopedia paycheck.
But you might be wasting your skills editing these website memes. Perhaps call up the article on whatever state/province you live/vacation in and see if it's in good condition? Leda Bort (talk) 23:34, November 7, 2013 (UTC)16:06 3-Nov-13
- That is not clear at all, although my avatar certainly is. You went to Portland, Oregon, where your grammar skills were as sharp as ever, but you applied what we call a light touch. Merely looking in the vicinity of your edits, for the previous author to call citizens assholes is not funny (without clever writing to show why it might be true, in which case it would be better to lead the reader to that conclusion rather than state it); and a long list of other cities serves no purpose other than to give our third-shift anonymous editors something they can add to forever. Please accept my next gift: The meat-axe. 16:40 3-Nov-13
Such a tool may be unwieldy for my
limited skills small hands, but hey, who better than the under-trained to hack away at things?. I shall chop what I dare! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Leda Bort (talk • contribs)
You did good work cleaning out the cruft in this article (the People section). However, once simplified, an actual humor strategy became evident: Portlanders must have stolen their "unique" slogan from Austin (while claiming not to)! So I post-edited you to work from this theme.20:01 3-Nov-13
Article needs much work, not so funny for me and doesn't immediately inspire much impulse to rework. Reading as much as possible to become better acquainted. Leda Bort (talk) 00:42, November 4, 2013 (UTC)
“This is how quotations should look, and if you study the coding, you can do it too.”
As this article is predominantly about Leda Bort, I shall move it to the Leda Bort userspace. You can continue working on it at the name shown above.23:30 5-Nov-13
edit What now?
You keep showing on your user page that you're versed in English and the humanities, but have not been satisfied either editing existing articles or, apparently, creating new ones, and now you write that the Comedy Guide must have been written to demoralize you! Tell me: What would you like to do here that's funny? (Or even that's not funny? Our resident proofreader, Reverend P. Pennyfeather, has been suddenly quiet since the school year began.) Another thing you could do that's not funny but sometimes vital, is go to Votes for deletion, read our awfulest articles and see if you want to help kill them or help save them. Or go to Votes for honors and read stuff claimed to be our best and vote on which go on our main page. 12:09 6-Nov-13
- Goo'day, I'm back again! Thank you, Good Sir Spike, for the suggestions and encouragement. Leda Bort (talk) 21:58, November 6, 2013 (UTC) :)Leda Bort (talk) 22:01, November 6, 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. By the way, the
: character at the start of a line does not do what you wanted it to do (be the "eyes" of an emoticon) but achieves indentation (see above under "How to post to talk pages). Also, if you really want your signature to be smaller than your message, you ought to make yourself a signature file. I recently made the instructions simpler, at UN:SIG. 22:13 6-Nov-13
- "Another thing you could do that's not funny but sometimes to unfunniness beig saved..." from above, not understood.Leda Bort (talk) 22:07, November 6, 2013 (UTC)
No, I don't understand that either! Amending to what I think I meant....22:13 6-Nov-13
- Leda Bort (talk) 23:38, November 7, 2013 (UTC)
- Wasn't that a quote from Hamlet? “Alas, poor Yorrick, a man of infinite jest. Your death was yet another thing you could do that's not funny; but sometimes to I funniness beig saved.”
- Leda Bort (talk) 23:37, November 7, 2013 (UTC)
- I once saw Hugo Weaving play the part. Brought tears to my eyes. Especially the scene where Hamlet removes Mr Anderson's mouth. • Puppy's talk page • 11:06 06 Nov 2013
- Leda Bort (talk) 23:22, November 7, 2013 (UTC)
edit This is becoming annoying
You listed your fine little user page on QVFD and I obligingly deleted it. Now you have somehow recovered it, minus the correct formatting, restored it as your user page, and installed it in the encyclopedia, at The Crimson Avenger, which I had to delete. If you want the original back, I can do that. But would you please decide where you are going with this, besides back-and-forth? 10:23 7-Nov-13
- May I offer my sincere apology? I recreated the user page, which I mistakenly submitted for deletion when intending to delete the other. Thank you for your compliments, assistance and patience.Leda Bort (talk) 10:36, November 7, 2013 (UTC)
We make mistakes all the time. What you could have done is
struck your submission at QVFD, hopefully before I saw it. In fact, you could have substituted the desired page for the mistaken page. If you have gotten it back the way you want it, okay; otherwise, I can get the version that I deleted back from the mag-tapes. 10:40 7-Nov-13
edit Portland, Oregon bis
I've cleaned up this article and perhaps it won't be so tedious for you. (To be clear, however, you ought not decline to work on an article because it's not funny, as it will only be funny once you are done working!) Most of it is still stereotypes about coffee, though, and is stuck in the previous decade; it would benefit from some fresh information from a local. If it doesn't inspire you, perhaps start a page on a nearby city where you can contribute something fresh.11:55 7-Nov-13
- Randomly entering sets of tildes to see if The Complete Works of William Shakespeare will eventually display instead of a timestamp! (Hi.) Leda Bort (talk) 12:51, November 10, 2013 (UTC)
- It is extremely improbable, considering that it has already happened once (well, how else would Shakespeare be able to write everything he did?!). And there was another similar accident: at I just slam on the keyboard and magic happens. Anton (talk) 17:19, November 10, 2013 (UTC)
November 10, 2013
You might want to say Hi to Ayumu Nishizawa, another new user who is doing a lot of experimenting but hasn't yet started writing funny articles! 20:05 13-Nov-13
edit Le Panaché De Cyrano
Deleted as you requested. That was a minor annoyancé; in the futuré, if there is a chance you will be stalled, would you create articles in your userspace (as described above) and only move them to the encyclopedia after you have gotten them well beyond the initial tag?13:27 17-Nov-13